New Mexico is No. 1 in export-related job growth

Thursday, April 23, 2015

It’s not often New Mexico can brag of being top dog on a nationwide business list, but the state is being recognized as the fastest-growing place in the country for jobs related to international exports.

A U.S. Commerce Department report to be released today says local jobs supported directly and indirectly by state exports to other countries grew 107 percent over the last five years, from about 8,000 in 2009 to 16,500 last year. That’s substantially faster than the closest runners-up: Louisiana and Hawaii, with 66 percent growth, and South Carolina and Washington state, with 38 percent each.

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Category: Job Growth

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